Section of latest TWAB:
> Match Made in Heaven
> By the time that this TWAB is published, a few changes to Crucible matchmaking will be live. Matchmaking based on player skill has been removed from all playlists except Elimination, Survival, and Survival: Freelance. Trials of Osiris will continue to be matched based on the number of wins on your Passage. > > We are doing this to: > > * Respond to community feedback. > * Shorten queue times for players. > * Improve connection quality of matches. > * Provide more places where the outcome of the match isn’t as important as enjoying the experience. > * Play into the strengths of Crucible being a bombastic, frenetic action game.
> The pursuit of Glory Points in Survival and attempting to go Flawless in Trials of Osiris will allow those playlists to reinforce that the outcome of matches are important and keep the stakes high. We want the rest of the Crucible to be less of a high-stakes environment... keep reading on reddit ➡
|I||4000 Lapis||9+2 Summons
Title. Can't really understand why this was done. The OG Nine guns were badass looking and there are now two missed opportunities to reintroduce the whole set - reckoning and now Prophecy. The original Nine armor is back, but not the guns. I only ever managed to get the sidearm back in the day but I'd love to see that set come back.
Drop them into the prophecy pool and take the re-iconned forsaken guns back into their regular sources for incentive to play them too
Martha, Stu and Helen Hart were the plaintiffs against WWE.
With Stu and Helen, it was all about the kids. Bret was 100% with Martha. Keith was pretty much with Martha. Ross tried to be neutral. Diana, because of Davey, and Ellie, because of Jim Neidhart, sided with WWE and they were on Vince’s side.
As I remember, Martha’s lawyers tried to bring the family together by trying to do a thing where they would share in the verdict (they signed an agreement to this effect I guess). This effort was to help poor Stu and Helen, who were old at this point, and even though they were plaintiffs in the case, they didn’t like the fighting in the family and wanted the case to go away.
From the WWE side, you try to seize on that and you try to get them to settle. For a lower figure. Vince and Linda tried to play on the idea that “we are all friends, it was an accident, we’re sorry.” They knew at this point that they would pay a significant amount of money, but it was always a question of how much.... keep reading on reddit ➡
Making Raid and Trials gear (both weapons and armor) immune to being sunset (ie it would never have a maximum power level cap, thus could always be infused and used in end-game content each season) would have a lot of immediate benefits for both Bungie and all of us players:
This could also be extended to Iron Ban... keep reading on reddit ➡
Edit: Saint-14 is disabled as well. Rip the 60 trials tokens I was going to turn in :(
TW: Child pornography/ child predator
One of those nights where I feel like I can't breathe. Read my post history for the full story (it's a wild ride).
After being on cloud nine when my STBX was finally charged and indicted, I felt like things were finally going in the right direction. I didn't realize he could request a second bond hearing, because his attorney wasn't at the first one.
He was charged with 12 felony counts related to the production and possession of child pornography. There is a mandatory minimun of 35 years for a few of the counts. And they are letting him do house arrest because of the corona virus.
It took everything I had to keep it together as the judge read all these letters of support for this "wonderful young man".
His sister recently contacted me (again) about getting to know our 5 year old. She swore she never knew about the investigation(their dad knew everything) and she acted sympathetic. I should have known. I should have known she was full o... keep reading on reddit ➡
###The guide: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1d8LB0s2lhZOq9c2RvwBJLuuvroSZIJL13LzQfgzYxl0/edit?usp=sharing
I'm a big fan of going through old content via the 'undersized party' option. There's a lot of potentially really cool glam pieces tucked away behind some of these old fights, and of course a lot of them drop a cool mount too. Some drop expensive items too - Shinryu's scale, an EX drop, is still selling for 1million gil apiece on my server! Queueing up for them is next to impossible nowadays (
and please don't, for the sake of mentors everywhere...), but I've found party finders for all of these old fights to fill up really quickly even on weekdays.
There's a lot of guides out there for the synced versions of all these old extremes, but there's really not many guides out there specifically for doing them with an undersized party, so I'm aiming to fill that niche.
Now, maybe the reason nobody's ever bothered to make a guide like this is because they're easy enough now t... keep reading on reddit ➡
I've been observing Trials population since it came back and I find it interesting to see the trends. I was personally anticipating seeing the population drop gradually just like D1 Trials and Trials of the Nine since that's just the fundamental nature of tournament style game modes.
This weekend we had :
146.524 people play 587.250 matches
Compared to the lowest 2 weeks recorded in D1 :
146.435 people playing 478.353 matches, and
145.035 people playing 510.685 matches
So far the peak for D2 has been :
358.889 people playing 2.388.926 matches, and
347.301 people playing 2.756.459 matches
Compared to D1, where the peak was :
1.076.815 people playing 3.798.550 matches
A couple of interesting questions I had for myself is "did participation of D2 trials become initially lower because of previous Trials burnouts (tournament style mode burnout)" and "did making it easier to reach flawless in D2 Trials have a positi... keep reading on reddit ➡
#Trials of Osiris are
LIVE This thread is for all general discussion, questions, thoughts, musings, wonderings, etc. for the Trials of Osiris.
###What is Trials of Osiris?
Trials of Osiris is the pinnacle PvP activity. Every Weekend, the best players compete in 3v3 Elimination for one goal: Go Flawless. To start, head to Saint-14 in the Tower Hangar and buy one of the possible passages (see below). To reach Flawless and get to the Lighthouse, you need to win 7 matches without losing one. It uses Win Based Matchmaking, which means you'll face teams with a similar amount of wins on their card. Matches will get harder as you win more matches. There is NO fireteam matchmaking. You need to team up yourself! Power Level matters, however bonus power from the artifact is not enabled.
###How Long do the Trials of Osiris last?
Hadn’t made Indian food at home in a while. So, I decided to experiment with Tandoori Chicken in my home oven, First try turned out so good that I ended up making a video for my channel.
Moral of the story? Tandoori Chicken four times a week is good for the soul. :D
Recipe is very simple and here goes…
For Chili rub: Optional but recommended to get the reddish color like restaurants.
The Senate on Friday night narrowly rejected a motion to call new witnesses in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, paving the way for a final vote to acquit the president by next week.
In a 51-49 vote, the Senate defeated a push by Democrats to depose former national security adviser John Bolton and other witnesses on their knowledge of the Ukraine scandal that led to Trump’s impeachment.
Two Republicans — Susan Collins of Maine and Mitt Romney of Utah — joined all 47 Senate Democrats in voting for the motion. Two potential GOP swing votes, Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, stuck with their party, ensuring Democrats were defeated.
##Submissions that may interest you
|Senate Republicans were never going to vote for witnesses||vox.com|
[Senate Republicans Block Witnesses In Trump’s Impeachment Trial](https://www.huffpost.com/entry/senat... keep reading on reddit ➡
Requirements: Fast car like 811 or Bati 801 and this week's par time not completed.
Step 1: Go to the starting point of this week's time trial and change your outfit to force save.
Step 2: Change your last spawn to - Last Location.
Step 3: Call in your preferred vehicle of choice (this can be you step 1 doesn't matter).
Step 4: Beat the par time which is 1 min 19 seconds.
Step 5: The most important step - as soon as you see the 100k payment for completing this challenge. Disconnect the internet and you keep the cash and can still repeat it as many times as you like.
*After disconnecting wait until you get into single player, wait until it's playable, connect internet and load back into multiplayer.
PS - I think this was posted here before but this week's time trial is way to easy for this to be reminded again. Thank you moderators if its allowed to share again 😉
Edit: you can follow the steps in this video and improve the overall effi... keep reading on reddit ➡
To sums up, based on the feedback from various local groups in Perth, Western Australia.
And to do so, I had to accept two EULAs, sign up for Adobe, get a verification email, install Adobe's "Creative Cloud" on my computer, and constantly being nagged about "You have 30 days available of your trial" for Acrobat, only for it to ALWAYS crash as soon as I tried to open the PDF file.
I uninstalled everything, downloaded a pirated version and in half the time of having to do all that, I was able to edit the PDF with no sign-up, nag screens or any other bullshit software.
Thanks Adobe, I'll continue to pirate your crap.
The Justice Department is changing its sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone, overruling career prosecutors who requested in a court filing Monday that the former Trump adviser serve 7–9 years in prison.
The downgraded sentencing recommendation is sure to prompt allegations of political interference. In a possible sign of the coming fallout, former Mueller prosecutors Aaron Zelinsky, Jonathan Kravis, Adam Jed, and Michael Marando have withdrawn from the Stone case. Zelinsky and Kravis resigned from their positions as special assistant U.S. attorney and assistant U.S. attorney in D.C., respectively.
##Submissions that may interest you
[Second prosecutor quits Roger Stone case after sentencing reversal](https://thehill.com/regulation/482618-second-prosecutor-quits-roger-stone-case?fbclid=IwAR3XkWS8lypH_0jNVsQPaTfrGT0iAqr8YcZ6eXZr8gTdHwA4Opq5TScawZY&fbclid=IwAR3rrZ0-0dViA8yLjWEiaaUAK60K3L3DPHFBpJLuageASwcX8PMApPiH8PU&fbclid=IwAR1W222qqqHoJ... keep reading on reddit ➡
I realize by this point its too late to make this change, but with the talks on the Dungeon returning sometime after S12, i think it would be an AMAZING idea to reintroduce Trials of the Nine weapons as Dungeon Drops, in addition to the Trials/Daito Armor Sets. Just remove the basic world loot weapons out of the dungeon loot-pool.
Not only would this create a great farmable experience week to week, but would bring back these weapons that have relevant archetypes with random rolls, in a place that makes logical sense in the dungeon Prophecy. This could also be a huge key in S13-> by having relevant weapons such as these enter the loot pool.
Now, I realize dropping all of them in the pool is a bit much, so here's what i feel would be the best options to add to the loot pool.
Kinetic- Judgement(140 HC), Adjudicator (Precision SMG) , Relentless (High Impact Pulse), Purpose (lightweight scout).
Energy- Swift Verdict (Precision Sidearm), Darkest Before (Rapid Frame Pulse), Sudden Deat... keep reading on reddit ➡
This survival mode is super lame, feels like content has been removed. Many merchants locked out. I can't even spend my currency anywhere cool. And no more party quests?
Imagine if there had been good, accessible trials loot and incentives to go flawless? You would play trials during the weekends and mess about with the Rasputin event and weapons during the weekdays. It would be a lot more complete of a season.
So imo the issue isn't that the season itself was horribly thought out, but rather that it relied on the success of trials to function. And when trials hit the ground half baked and unforgiving, half of the season effectively vanished.